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Photography Giveaway!  
06:01pm 22/05/2012
 
 
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Crave Photography is giving away a completely awesome Free all expense paid 2 day in person workshop, 50mm 1.4 lens, Photoshop actions, and other great prizes. check it out!
 
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cake ideas for Cyrill & Melanie  
12:22pm 31/03/2012
 
 
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This is mostly just an information/ideas post to share with my friends who have asked me to make their wedding cake but feel free to read it if you like. Image HEAVY (obviously). Read moreCollapse )
 
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OMG!!  
11:16pm 02/09/2009
 
 
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I haven't posted since Easter, y'all!

So I have been up to the same-old same-old but i wanted to make a cakes post since I haven't done one in over a year (unless you count candy apples then its just been ALMOST a year)!



Brownookies!
Brownies with chocolate chip cookies in them! So good that someone told me (jokingly) that "I should be ashamed of myself" hehe yays!
"brownookies"


Chocolate mousse cake
Chocolate cake with milk chocolate mousse icing and milk chocolate ganache. SO GOOD! I made this for our friend Pranav's graduation (he is a chocolate fiend) from med school. He told me if I ever need anesthesia, I'm covered! (Ignore the side where I ran it into the fridge)
chocolate mousse


"Hostess" cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes with butter cream filling, chocolate "ganache" (melted chocolate fudge frosting) and butter cream swirls.
"hostess" cupcakes


Butterfly Anniversary cake for my parents. Almond cake with whipped icing. I was hiding the butterflies (made of chocolate) from them, that's why some of them are jacked up.
anniversary


Sunflower cupcakes!
Chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting, Oreos and red M&M ladybugs. I used mini Oreos and Double stuft. I would NOT use double stuft again, they took SO MANY petals that I almost ran out of yellow frosting! I got the idea from the book "Hello, Cupcake!" but added the ladybugs.
Sunflower cupcakes!

...looking over this entry, I've apparently been really into chocolate. Though there are 3 others that were almond flavored white cake with whipped icing but they either are similar designs, didn't turn out how I wanted or I didn't get a chance to take photos of them. Oh! and Gary's tiramisu birthday cake that I didn't get any photos of until there was only 2 pieces left! oops! it was SO good though!
location: home
mood: artisticartistic
music: Project Runway is on tv
 
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weekend  
06:40pm 12/04/2009
 
 
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This weekend was pretty hectic; we had Nicholas down here visiting with Charles and Nicholas’s sister, holly (Charles’s car was just sideswiped by an suv on Tuesday and holly was nice enough to drive them down here). Nicholas went to the Easter vigil at his Lutheran church down here with Gary and Charles and holly and I baked a cake and watched twilight. Then on Sunday we all went our separate ways to our churches and came back and I made a ham dinner with green been casserole, stuffing, corn and cheesy croissants. We had the cake I baked for dessert (just a layer cake with fruit and whipped cream no decorations or anything). Then all afternoon we played wii sports. They just left a little while ago. It was a really nice visit though it was short.

Also on Saturday, Lisa came down for the day with Seth and her dog. I didn’t know she was bringing her dog so I sort of freaked out because we all know how princess can be but Lisa just tied him outside. Princess has decided that little kids are scary because they run around and yell and throw things “at” her (except at Gary but whatever). So she needed a LONG nap after they left!

In other exciting news, my boss (the "big boss", Bruce) was going through some of our recently purchased used equipment and he fount this lens that is perfect for what I was wanting for when I do weddings (I currently have an 18mm-55mm and a 35mm-80mm zoom lenses--they are great but sometimes you don’t have time to change lenses when you want to quickly go from a wide shot to a close-up) I wanted an 18mm or 28mm to 80mm or 120mm zoom. These retail from $300-500!! Well he found a 28mm to 105mm in this used equipment and he was going to offer it to this customer who was buying a digital canon (just like mine but slightly better) and we didn’t have a leans for her at the time. I asked him (very excitedly) how much he would sell it for and he was like "why?" (Because of how I was like hysterical over this lens) and I was like because I've been looking for a good deal on a lens just like that! And he thought for a minute and said $25! And I was like NO WAY! And he’s like yeah here. So I bought it! I'm so excited about it! I was going to sell all my old photo equipment on ebay (all my printing easels and whatnot) and I still probably will (or on Craig’s list or at a yard sale) but is not so urgent right now.
location: home
mood: chipperchipper
music: golden years--david bowie
 
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twilight....again  
08:09pm 21/03/2009
 
 
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ok so this hopefully will be the last twilight post....like ever

in the twilight movie, when bella searches for books about quillette ledgends, we se a glimpse of her computer background:



notice anything??

its the same as my background here! (well except i turned mine purple in photoshoppe)
i am awesomely lame...woohoo!


ETA: this has been my background since about november of 2007...i didnt copy off of the movie, im not THAT lame! :)
mood: amusedamused
 
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twilight fangirl & perfume  
06:05pm 19/01/2009
 
 
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So i am a GIANT twilight fangirl! I dont know HOW this happened! Just all of the sudden im like blee blah blee twilight this twilight that! i think its because i downloaded the score and that makes me think of it all the time...

well, today i was at borders and they had the twilight perfume (wich i thought was only available at hot topic??) its supposed to smell like lavender and freesia. i pick it up and sniff the bottle and...well...it doesnt....it smells like ASS! stinky perfumey ASS! so im like well maybe its because of the alcohol and once that evaporates, it wont be so bad... so i spray a tiny bit on my wrist and its like HOOOO BOY! its really strong!!!! and it did fade a tiny bit but even after washing some of it off with water (i wanted to leave a little on to have gary smell it) i can still smell it from way at the end of my arm...now it smells like overly perfumed soap.

so im thinking, if this is supposed to smell like bella, no wonder edward plugged his nose against the stench in the movie! (though on another fangirlly note, now anytime gary or i jokingly say the other one stinks, we reply with "aww i love you too babe!" hehe)
location: home
music: flightless bird, american mouth by iron & wine
 
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Writer's Block: Back to School (from posaune16)  
06:28pm 14/01/2009
 
 
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What fictional high school—from tv, film, or a book—would you most like to attend? Or would you rather never go near high school again, fictional or otherwise?

hogwarts for me too please! though i dont think id want to be friends with harry its too dangerous!
 
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60 Questions People Don't Generally Ask...  
05:25pm 04/01/2009
 
 
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When's the last time you ran?
ummm sometimes i jog in the backyard with princess...

Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them? -
my one pair of jeans has a tear along the seam just above the knee that has been reparied

What are you dreading right now?
nothing at the present time

Do you celebrate 420? -
No.

Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night? -
i like to get 8+!

If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would ya'll do? -
watch tv

Do you own a pair of Converse? -
no

Did you copy and paste this survey? -
umm...yes...i changed the answers tho

Do you eat raw cookie dough? -
yum!

Have you ever kicked a vending machine? -
i dont think ive KICKED one...ive hit one though

Don't you hate it when the radio ruins good songs by playing them over and over? -
whats even worse is when they play a shitty song over and over again

Do you watch Trading Spaces? -
is that even still on?

How do you eat oreos? -
dunked in milk or else i take off the top of 2 and stick them together so its double stuffed (or quadruple stuffed if theyre allready double stuffed)

Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone? -
Yes....back in "the day"

Are you cocky? -
no im very modest

Do you wear your shoes in the house? -
No... but I often wear flip flops or slippers in the house.

Who or what sleeps with you? -
gary and mr bear and sometimes princess (she usually gets kicked out of bed for snoring and/or kicking)

At what age did you find out that Santa wasn't real? -
What?! You mean he's not real?!

What do you do when you're sad? -
Sulk.

Who would you call first if you won the lottery? -
hmmm....i assume gary would know so prolly my parents

Last time you saw your best friend? -
on dec. 28th

Are you in high school? -
no

What jewelry are you wearing? -
4 rings (spoon & class ring on right hand and wedding & engagement on left) im thinking of getting more rings tho....

Is anyone on your bad side now? -
hmmm...i still hate janine from baskin robbins....

What's the first thing you do when you get online?
check my email and livejournal friends page

How do most people spell your name? -
umm the way its spelled?

Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes? -
ive worn garys hoodie or coat before

Where do you work? -
pittsburgh camera exchange

What are you doing tomorrow? -
Working.

Is Justin Timberlake becoming the next Michael Jackson? -
i hope not! michael jackson is CARAZY!

Will you keep your last name when you get married? -
yes i did

When was the last time you left your house? -
Yesterday.

Do you return your cart? -
i always take it to a cart return

Do you have a dishwasher?
i OWN a dishwasher....its in the basement

What noise do you hear? -
gary is eating popcorn and has some sort of football game on tv very quietly

Would you survive in prison? -
i would SURVIVE...i wouldnt be happy about it though im sure

Who is the youngest in your family? -
me!

If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would most likely overpack? -
me, im sure

What's the last thing you purchased?
umm...a teakettle from amazon.com

Do your siblings ever pay for stuff for you? -
no

What brand are your pants right now? -
umm prolly hanes or soemthign (theyre sweatpants)

Ever been to Georgia (the state)? -
yes. 4+ times

What irritates you most on the internet? -
people being stupid jackasses in the comments of articles and whatnot

What brand is your digital camera? -
i have a canon SLR and a sony point and shoot

Do you watch movies with your parents? -
if i am with them...

Do you own expensive perfume/cologne? -
i own it but i like never wear it...

Do you like sushi? -
umm....i like sushi with cooked things in it like california rolls

Do you get your hair cut every month? -
no it was a year since my last cut when i got it cut in nov.

Do you go online everyday? -
Yes, if i have access.
mood: indifferentindifferent
 
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new years  
11:22am 04/01/2009
 
 
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Hey everyone
Hope that this year will be better (or even better) than the last!

I'm so thankful for this past year. So many things have gone well and though I also suffered greatly over my job things turned out for the best! I love our house and my new job. Gary, princess and I are all healthy (other than normal allergies & colds and whatnot). I got to do another wedding. And my Friendle is happy and in love! That’s not to say I don’t have my frustrations. But this is the first time in my life that I really feel like an adult.
mood: pleasedpleased
music: a...soundtrack....
 
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pretty!!!  
10:32am 04/01/2009
 
 
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So I want to share something pretty with y'all:



They are Christmas lights at some dudes house by where Tim’s parents live. They are totally awesome! There were so many lights it was so pretty (but not tacky at all! no inflatables or even plastic anything not even chasers or moving/animated sculptures. just...twinkle lights!) if it hadn't been 2:30 in the morning and FREEZING cold out (and I wouldn’t have looked completely insane) I would have gone out and like danced and spun in their driveway (though maybe 2:30 in the morning on new years is the only appropriate time to do that? they would just think I am DRUNK! haha)
mood: amusedamused
music: 'megs hair' from little women (the song in the vid)
 
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